Useful For: Elevation of serum AFP above values found in healthy individuals occurs in several malignant diseases, most notably nonseminomatous testicular cancer and primary hepatocellular carcinoma. AFP is not recommended as a screening procedure to detect cancer in the general population.
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST soon after clotting. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday